Lindfield school football champions

 Lindfield Primary Academy school football team

By James Smyth

Lindfield Primary Academy’s Year 6 girls football team has been crowned Mid Sussex champions for the first time, after success at the Mid Sussex Final at St Paul’s College.

After coming through the Haywards Heath qualifier in October with a 100% record and with plenty of training sessions under their belts, the girls were in high spirits as the tournament began. They started the competition with an impressive 2-0 victory over St Mary’s, with goals from Mary McDonagh and Maria Forrest. However, they went into their second match with Southway knowing that only a win would take them through to the final.

This match was a tighter affair, with Lindfield defending particularly well. Another goal from McDonagh and a neat finish from striker Charlotte White gave Lindfield another 2-0 win and a place in the final. 

This was yet another close match, against Windmills, but an early long range effort from Ruby Stedman calmed the Lindfield nerves and this was followed by a great effort from Mae Robinson just before half-time. 

Lindfield held on with some great defending in the second half to claim their place in the County Final later this month.